Spectacular sports in a spectacular nature

In seven weeks the greatest and fastest board -artists will show their skills at the Pringles Kitesurf World Cup in St. Peter-Ording and the organizers and athletes working at full speed to deliver a top performance.

After his bad injury the three-time European Champion Mario Rodwald from Rendsburg trains hard for his comeback at his home spot. Sabrina Lutz from Hamburg also spends every free minute practicing to be fit on the point for the highlight of the kitesurf season. The international kitesurf professionals are highly motivated for the water sports highlight, too “because the World Cup in St. Peter-Ording is the biggest event of the tour and winning there brings the most prestige”, freestyle champion and current World Champion Karolina Winkowska from Poland declares.

Despite the concentrated sportive power the environment and the nature should get the most attention. The event and contest area lie right in the Natural World Heritage Site Wattenmeer, protected and honored by the UNESCO. To make it possible that a big event like the Pringles Kitesurf World Cup takes place in this area, it’s important that everybody is full of respect for the nature.

“St. Peter-Ording fits perfectly to our event. The athletes have optimal conditions and the visitors can enjoy spectacular sports and great side events at the wide beach”, Matthias Neumann, CEO of the organizing ACT AGENCY from Hamburg says: “At other locations a combination like that isn’t possible. For this reason it’s important that we take care of this beautiful landscape and respect this spot.”

Sabrina Lutz shares this opinion and appeals to the visitors: “Without wind and waves we are not able to practice our sports. We need the nature and we take care that we leave the beach as we entered it before. Everybody should do this so that we can hopefully celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Kitesurf World Cup.”

For the past nine World Cups the organizer of the event got high praise from the very top. In his greetings for the 10th anniversary of the event the Prime Minister of Schleswig-Holstein Torsten Albig proclaimed: “The World Cup in St. Peter-Ording connects spectacular sports with a spectacular nature. That such a big event takes place in the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site Wattenmeer is something special. I would like to thank the organizer, athletes and visitors for their careful behavior in this sensitive environment.”

We are full of hope, that the words of the Prime Minister Torsten Albig will be judged over the next few years and we are looking forward to spent a relaxed and clean event with you

Interview with record world champion Gisela Pulido

After we presented you an interview with the reigning world champion Christopher Tack, today we talked with nine time world champion Gisela Pulido. The Spanish girl, who absolved her first World Cup at the age of thirteen, told us in a short interview about her favorite World Cup moments and her plans for 2015.

When was the first time you joined the Kitesurf World Cup in St. Peter-Ording?

If I remember well it was in the year 2007. Long time ago! I always like to compete in Sankt Peter Ording, its one of the coolest events of the World Tour without doubt.

On which position do you ended up?

I think I won! I was competing against Bruna Kajiya in the final; she ended up 2nd and Kristin Boese in 3rd place.

What was your first impression of the event and what do you think about it now?

First time I arrive in Sankt Peter Ording I was surprised that one stop of the World Tour was celebrated in such little town. But actually there is a lot of passion for watersports, especially kiteboarding, in that area of Germany. Then I saw the huge set up at the beach, many participants, and the crowd supporting us riders when we were out there… The first year was amazing!! And season after season it just gets better and better.

 

Is it the best stop of the tour?

Its definitely the biggest event of the whole year, its great to compete in Sankt Peter Ording because of the atmosphere, but the conditions are not perfect. There are some other spots like Brazil or New Caledonia that have better winds and flat water, but is not as fun!

What were your best/funniest moments in St. Peter-Ording?

I really like the opening ceremony, when each of the athletes gets presented to the crowd and we appear waving our country flag. It’s a really special moment because kiteboarding is an individual sport, but showing up in the stage with all your team feels great.

Do you have a wish for the World Cup 2015?

I wish good wind and good weather for the competition! So we can bring up a good performance in the freestyle and a big show in Big Air! And of course my main objective is to win as its one of my favorites events of the year.

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